Please note the CIPP's professional careers academy is now closed.

Changes to Apprenticeships and CIPP delivery of Apprenticeships.

Over the last few years, further education has changed significantly. Most recently, the governments Apprenticeship reform programmes and changes to funding rules, including the introduction of the Apprenticeship Levy, have led to increasing difficulty in delivering Apprenticeship programmes.

During this time of change and instability, we have taken the opportunity to consider the core services that we provide to the payroll, pension and reward sector, which includes:

Part of the refocus on our core business and the government changes mentioned above, have led to the decision that we will no longer deliver Apprenticeships from 31 May 2017.

The future of Apprenticeships in Payroll

As a direct result of government changes the intermediate and advanced Apprenticeship in payroll (SASE) frameworks expired on 30 November 2016.

We are working with a group of employers (from differing fields of Payroll) are currently developing a new standard Apprenticeship Payroll Administrator apprenticeship. We are hoping this will be available later in the year.

The Institute for Apprenticeships page entitled Apprenticeship standards details:

  • Searching for an Apprenticeship
  • Apprenticeship standards approved for delivery
  • Apprenticeship standards in development and
  • Occupational Apprenticeship standards

If you wish to review other education options in the meantime, the CIPP offers a wide portfolio which can be viewed here or you can call 0121 712 1000 to discuss options.

Also of interest


Membership of the CIPP offers many benefits to help advance your career in payroll, pension and rewards.


The CIPP offers professional certificates and qualifications to support you at all stages of your payroll, pensions or reward career.

Payroll training courses

The CIPP offer training courses across a wide range of payroll, pensions and reward topics and at all levels of knowledge so whether you are new to payroll or looking to expand your knowledge, the CIPP will have a course for you.